Dom Casmurro is narrated in the first person narrative by the self-proclaimed protagonist Bento, nicknamed Dom Casmurro for his stubborn nature. The story is told solely from his perspective and therefore automatically creates a biased view of the events that come to pass in the novel. The flawed narrator (Bento) writes the story from his point of view completely muting out the opinions and speech that do not directly support his case in order to rally sympathy and build trust between himself and the reader. Despite the fact that all we have to believe is Bento’s thoughts and what he writes down, because of Machado’s writing technique we are able to see what Bento tries to do, which is to play the victim in the story. Driven by jealousy and
The character of Pedro Páramo reveals that corruption is contagious. Pedro Páramo becomes the authority in Comala through the land. Aldrete interferes with Pedro’s control of the land by putting up fences. Pedro orders Fulgor “...to go over to see Aldrete. Tell him to check his fences.
He spent several months of his imprisonment writing a detailed documentation of his travel with his inmate, Rustichello da Pisa. And, they named the travelogue, “The Book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian: Concerning the Kingdoms and Marvels of the East”.
After Desdemona’s loyalty is revealed, Othello understands that Desdemona never betrayed him. Consequently, Desdemona falls victim to Iago’s vengeful plot. The author shows the “emergence of vindictive trends in a character constitutionally devoted to affirmative goals” (Keyishian 1). Furthermore, Iago’s achieves his main goals at the climax of the play
Iago is often referred to as Shakespeare’s greatest villain, and this is completely understandable. He really is as slimy and conniving a snake as you could possibly get. He is extremely intelligent and calculating, a dangerous combination in any Hollywood villain. His malicious contempt for Othello is a sniper rifle, not a shotgun; each facet of his plans of derailment is clean and concise, no mess, no emotion. He wanders about—like a malevolent wraith—tainting the minds of those around him and warping them to his own will without them becoming aware.
Iago uses Roderigo to inform Brabantio about the relationship his precious daughter Desdemona has with a moor Othello. Iago’s initial intention is the downfall of Othello and get the position, as a lieutenant, he wants. Throughout the play, Iago continuously manipulates Othello by showing him false proofs and telling him rumors about Desdemona and Cassio. “I know not that, but such a handkerchief - I am sure it was your wife’s - did I today/ See Cassio wipe his beard with.” (3.3 445-447) Iago falsely accuses Cassio by telling Othello that Cassio was using Desdemona’s handkerchief, the one that Othello gave to her as a first gift. In the article, Navorro (2013) says, “...the narcissist often chooses a profession, guild, organization, occupation, or a job where he or she can manipulate others or the system like a puppeteer.” Iago pretends to be under Othello, meaning he shows honesty and royalty to Othello, and when he finally gains Othello’s trust, he starts to manipulate Othello’s thoughts and beliefs.
This is because the character cannot overcome his stress. This trait allows the readers to make a connection to a real life example, where they are trying to discard something that is annoying them. Prospero is constantly under pressure because he thinks that he can outwit death, but knows deep inside his heart that it will find him one day. The Gothic conventions successfully captures each character’s way of conceiving
Some believe that the characters internal struggles were caused by the wrongdoers, and not a lack of forgiveness; however, at the end of the play, after Prospero becomes a more virtuous character, his conflicts with his brother and Caliban are resolved, clearly showing that their focus on vengeance is what caused the internal struggles. The act of vengeance creating many issues expresses the fact that there is more value in
By the end of the play Othello realizes that Desdemona is innocent, so is Cassio, but the one to blame is Iago, who has the reputation of being “full of love and honesty” in almost everyone’s eyes. So to remain that noble man the play’s protagonist tells his countryman that despite all his good deeds he has done, could not excuse him for what he has done being engulfed and misled by jealousy which Iago fired, so he wants to be remembered as honorable man: I have done the state some service, and they know 't. No more of that. I pray you, in your letters, When you shall these